Access to Electricity

Access

  • The current electricity connections stand at 4.8 Million, Some of the recent initiatives to support connections include Last Mile Connectivity; Slum Electrification Initiative, connections by Rural Electrification Authority (REA) connections especially to public institutions. The current installed capacity is 2,341MW.

Installed capacity (Kenya Power, 2016)

Peak demand- over the last 5 years

Peak demand- over the last 5 years

Peak demand- over the last 5 years

Planning Documents

This section highlights some of the planning documents in  the energy sector:

  • Least Cost Power Development Plan (LCPDP):
  • Vision 2030
  • Rural Electrification Master Plan: 

Power Transmission

Electricity transmission is the process by which large amounts of Electricity produced at power plants (such as hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind), is transported over long distances for eventual use by consumers. Due to the large amount of power involved, and the properties of Electricity, transmission normally takes place at high voltage (132-kilovolt or above) to reduce losses that occur over long distances.

Electricity is usually transmitted to a substation near a populated area. At the substation, the high voltage Electricity is converted to lower voltages suitable for consumer use, and then transmitted to end users through relatively low-voltage Electricity distribution lines that are owned and operated by the national Electricity utility.

 

Kenya power distribution NetworkDownload

Click here to download the Kenya National Transmission Grid Code

Maps

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